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Bellagio to Milan

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Bellagio to Milan

My wife and I are traveling to Bellagio in June 2009. We need to be in Milan on Sunday June 22 around noon.

We were planning on taking an early ferry from Bellagio to Varenna, then a train from Varenna to Milan. Do we need to prepay for train tickets or can we buy them in Varenna? Are there early trains from Varenna to Milan? What train? Know of a better way? Thanks

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1. Re: Bellagio to Milan

There are plenty of early trains from Varenna-Esino to Milano Centrale, even on a Sunday. Check schedules & fares at www.trenitalia.it. You can either buy your ticket online in advance or at any train station or other ticket outlet during your trip. The station in Varenna supposedly has automated ticket machines, but I've heard they're frequently out of service. In this case, you should be able to buy your tickets once onboard.

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2. Re: Bellagio to Milan

I'm no expert Kat, but wouldn't it be a safer bet to get the bus to Como then one of the frequent trains to Milan?

It would be easy to miss the train at Varenna and stressful walking up the hill.

Just a thought.


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3. Re: Bellagio to Milan

The routing proposed by OP is the easiest and probably fastest. The walk from the Varenna pier to the train station is five minutes (ten tops), and the height gain is honestly negligible, unless they have heavy luggage.

There definitely is no ticket office or vending machine at the Varenna station. OP would be best advised to get tickets ahead of time through a travel agent in Bellagio -- there is one according to www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/index.jsp…

There is also a travel agent in Varenna, but it's unlikely the office is open on a Sunday.

Mosta travel agencies in Italy are licesnsed to sell Trenitalia tickets and they charge no extra comission.

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